Christian Buhlmann: For me German engineering is about fighting for the best solution. Robert Thielecke: When we start up the development, we had the goal to make a car with a very good driving pleasure My name is Christian Buhlmann and I am in Product Communications at Volkswagen AG. My name is Robert Thielecke, and I’m project manager for the U.S. Golf. I’m responsible for the powertrain integration to the vehicle.Robert Thielecke: The GTI engine, based almost on the 1.8 turbo, but it has much more torque than the Golf Mark 6 and that’s what you feel; the torque when you put down the acceleration peddle. It pushes you in the seat. Christian Buhlmann: We don’t settle with the solution we have today, we’re always striving for something better, something more; Robert Thielecke: We achieved more efficiency by reducing the friction, for example by reducing the diameter of the main bearings or by faster heat up through the thermal management. And that makes it more efficient. It has additionally an optimized turbocharging technology to boost up the air pressure to the cylinder, brings more air to the cylinder.That means the engine can breathe better. Christian Buhlmann: This car comes with some very neat features in driver assistance. One of the systems we offer is called DCC. DCC let’s you actually choose your damper behavior. The system is made in a way that we can actually tighten or widen the valves in the dampers, and therefore, where needed, you can have a more comfortable ride or you can have a more sporty ride. What we produce is always German engineering. It’s always the idea and the methods and the technology that come from here. Robert Thielecke: We at Volkswagen stand for high precision, high quality standards and innovations. Christian Buhlmann: It’s a constant fight, but it’s a fight for the customer. And that’s what I appreciate about Volkswagen and German Engineering. .